Head of Digital Education Systems

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7069261 (Ref.No. CSDLS1083)
Posted: August 28, 2020

Job Description

Are you a pro-active and influential professional with significant experience of managing and developing digital education systems and solutions at a senior level? Can you lead and collaborate effectively with others to deliver exceptional digital education services? Would you like to join an innovative and award-winning service that is at the forefront of Digital Education provision within the Higher Education sector?  

Reporting to the Head of the Digital Education Service, you will be responsible for the development and delivery of the University’s digital education systems strategy. You will be responsible for business and user (i.e. staff and student) relationship management in relation to all institutional digital education systems, working closely with other professional services and suppliers/external partners in relation to technical needs. You will bring sector leading ambition and excellence through cutting-edge technologies and innovative solutions. You will work closely with other members of the Service’s Executive Team to ensure the Digital Education Service delivers on the University’s strategic aims and objectives, and continues to keep Leeds at the forefront of digital education in the Higher Education sector.

You will lead and manage a team with responsibility for the delivery of a large number of existing institutional digital education systems and development of these through continuous improvement. You will also be responsible for leading and managing project teams who are implementing new digital education systems. You will lead the design, tendering process and implementation of new institutional digital education systems, in collaboration with other professional services and the academic and student community. 

You will have significant experience of developing, delivering and managing large-scale and innovative digital education systems and solutions at a senior level.  You will have excellent leadership skills with ability to motivate and inspire others to achieve service goals. You will have the ability to influence strategic priorities and successfully shape and align the direction of digital education systems delivery through strength of leadership and partnership working across the Service and with wider University stakeholders. 

If you thrive on working in a complex environment this is an exciting opportunity for you to make a real difference in a world-class organisation.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Carol Elston, Head of Digital Education Service, Email: c.a.elston@leeds.ac.uk

Please note: Due to the current Government Coronavirus lockdown and social distancing measures, the interviews for this role are likely to be conducted remotely using Microsoft Teams or Zoom.  It is also expected that relevant work within these roles will be done remotely, within the UK, while these restrictions remain in place.

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Professional Services
School/Institute:  Digital Education Service
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 9
Salary:  £51,034 to £59,135 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Thursday 27 August 2020
Closing Date:  Sunday 27 September 2020
Reference:  CSDLS1083

The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.


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